The Healthy Shopper Fall Shopping Guide

I was really excited to see this seasons shopping guide from the gals of The Healthy Shopper.  A Canadian company specializing in healthy living and offering great coupons.

About The Healthy Shopper

For nearly 15 years, The Healthy Shopper has become an invaluable resource for healthier options for families to eat healthier and live better.  It was founded by Randy Boyer and Andrea Donsky in 1999 to encourage Canadians to pursue and maintain a naturally healthy lifestyle.  Their book “Unjunk Your Junk Food.

As in previous seasons, The Healthy Shopper wants to remind us of the importance of watching for the “Scary 7” ingredients on labels: Glucose-Fructose (High Fructose Corn Syrup), Artificial Sweeteners, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), Artificial Flavours, Trans Fats, Artificial Colours and Preservatives.  As Randy says, “if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, put it back on the shelf, and if a brand doesn’t list its ingredients, maybe you should ask why.”  The Healthy Shopper seasonal Picks were created to encourage people to take small steps to weave organic and natural choices into their lives, one step at a time.

A lot of the products that they considered essential are well loved in our household such as Hylands Cough and Cold.  A multi-symptom solution for children that Randy and Andrea opt for because many conventional cold remedies contain food colouring, artificial sweeteners and preservatives.

 Kiju Organic juices for kids. Canada’s first 100% certified organic juice boxes that are naturally flavoured without any sugar

 North American Herb & Spice Oregano oil capsules. These are the only ones I use when it comes to Oregano oil. They are worth every penny and the best in quality for Oregano oil.
 With so many studies showing the benefits of natural oregano oil, Healthy Shopper really wanted to include this one because they have experienced the results of using oregano oil first hand,” says Donsky.  North American Herb and Spice Oreganol P73 oil and Oreganol P73 gelcaps are made from several species of handpicked wild oregano from the mineral rich soil of the Mediterranean.  All of its products are supported with quality research.  North American Herb and Spice has always maintained that nourishment from raw, whole foods is the key to maintaining optimal health.  

Pamela’s products is something I have seen but have never used. I am thrilled I received a sample from them because now I know how delicious their natural baking supplies are.  I got the Pancake mix which is gluten and wheat free and they were just delicious.  My go to for a quick healthy breakfast( I like to fry them in organic coconut oil too!).  I look forward to trying their chocolate cake mix and their natural icing looks like such a nice option. I do appreciate the ingredients.  Instead of using water as suggested for mixing I used homo milk and another day Buttermilk and it was delicious.  Add some mashed banana’s and chocolate chips…OMG. Yum!

My condiment selection is nicely full now.  Thanks to Simply Natural where I get organic ketchup, salsa’s and mustards from.  Love the ketchup and mustard. With zero trans fats and do not contain high fructose corn syrup, one of the “Scary 7” ingredients the Healthy Shopper recommends avoiding.

Do you have a meaningful resource for educating those searching for healthier alternatives to their favourite junk food? Share them below.  
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4 COMMENTS

  1. Heather | 4th Nov 13

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I am always looking for new resources for healthier alternatives for my family. It’s so hard sometimes and i get frustrated/depressed trying to find these products. I’ll go check them out!

  2. Sarah | 4th Nov 13

    Sometimes it is overwhelming trying to find only the cleanest foods and condiments, so this is a great resource!

  3. Anne Younger | 4th Nov 13

    Thank you for sharing this! I love having an easy way to identify what is good from the bad

  4. Tammy inRdream | 4th Nov 13

    I feel very overwhelmed at times about grocery shopping for my big family within my budget and shopping healthy. I am interested in checking Healthy Shopper out. Thank you!

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